Business programme

Legal Migration Policy: Current Challenges and Solutions

Congress Centre, conference hall B1
Sovereign Law in a Changing World
Changes in global politics have exacerbated existing problems and created new challenges for state agencies that manage and control migration flows. Even the most effective legal regulation of migration is unable to substantively impact the root causes of migration and attractiveness of Russia for migrants, with the latter depending on socio-economic and political factors as well as quality of life indicators. The socio-economic and infrastructural well-being of the regions that receive migrants and the opportunity for qualified migrants to stay and work legally are key to ensuring the latters’ social and cultural adaptation to life in Russia, the assimilation of Russian language and culture, and their compliance with domestic law and adherence to the Russian way of life. What effective mechanisms should legal regulation offer to solve the existing problems? How is migration law being reformed today and can the problems associated with migration be addressed at this level? Can the requirements for receiving a Russian passport be simplified for migrants?
We need to develop legal regimes that would reduce illegal labour migration as far as possible, and ensure both oversight over the validity of migrant labour and civil law contracts and due payment of taxes and social contributions by foreign nationals and their employers.


Evgeny Primakov
Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)


Maria Vasilevskaya
Deputy Head of the Department for Economic Policy and Development of the City of Moscow
Kirill Kabanov
Chairman, National Anti-Corruption Committee
Valentina Kazakova
Chief of the Main Directorate for Migration Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation
Leonid Kalashnikov
Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots
Vadim Kozhenov
Independent Public Expert
Talia Khabrieva
Director, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation; Deputy President, Russian Academy of Sciences